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Dog Training Tips that Work!

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By following the 8 simple steps outlined in this article, you will
establish yourself as the alpha of your pack. And by doing so, you will
be a step ahead of the rest when it comes time to obedience trainig your
dog.


Keywords:
Dog, Dogs, Puppy, Puppies, Puppy Training, Dog Training, Dog Obedience
Training, Professional Dog Training,Dog Obedience Training, Professional
Dog Obedience Training, Dog Training Tips


Article Body:
In dog training, the most simple acts often produce the best results. In
any dog pack, the alpha sets the rules and the rest follow. Therefore, by
establishing yourself as the alpha, you can be sure that your obedience
training sessions will be that much more productive. The following is a
list of 8 simple things you can do to teach your new puppy or unruly dog
that you are the alpha in your pack.

1. Never feed your dog from your plate while you're eating. A dog must
learn that your are the alpha and that it can only eat when you are
finished with your meal.

2. Never allow your dog on the sofa or on your bed. And if your dog sits
on your path, gently shove it out of the way with your foot. By setting
boundaries, you will instill in your dog that it must obey the alpha.

3. Never allow your dog to chew on your towels, socks, shoes, or
clothing. Use bitter apple to discourage these behaviors.

4. NEVER HIT YOUR DOG FOR MISBEHAVING. Instead use the tone of your voice
and a collar/leash to teach and make corrections.

5. Never allow a puppy to chew on your fingers. Otherwise, it will become
a habit that will be very hard to break when it becomes an adult. Spray
you hands and fingers with bitter apple and then allow the dog to
proceed. The dog will learn not to bite your fingers without associating
any negative thoughts about you as the alpha.

6. Never leave a hyper dog unexercised. Playing ball before you leave for
work and after you return can help alleviate your dog's pent -up energy.

7. Never keep your dog alone in a yard for days at a times. Without
proper socialization your dog will become aggressive towards other dogs
as well as other humans. A dog needs contact with its own species in
order to learn how to behave in a dog pack equally as well as it must
learn to behave in a human pack. A dog left alone for long periods of
time will believe itself to be the alpha and try to dictate to its master
instead of the other way around.

8. Never allow your dog to jump on you or your guests. Its fun when your
dog is a puppy, but it isn't fun when it becomes a 100lb behemoth.
Practice with a collar and leash and set up situations where a neighbor
rings your doorbell while your dog awaits their entrance. Make a sharp
correction and command your dog to "sit" when as your n eighbor enters the
house. And, of course, don't forget to praise the dog as soon as it
follows your command. Once the dog knows what to do, try the same thing
off leash, but this time use a water spray bottle and spray your dogs
face with water as punishment for jumping with a stern vocal correction
of "NO". Proceed to praise your dog once again when your dog obeys your
command. This way, it will learn to associate praise with correct action.

By following these steps, you will establish yourself as the alpha. And,
you will have a head start in training your dog because it will have
already learned to respect your authority as its leader.

				
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